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Richard Ivan Moore, 1939-2014 “Am I a keeper?” he asked. The question came unexpectedly at the end of the visit where The Legal Genealogist had gotten to know members of the extended family for the first time. It came about … Continue reading

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Only in our hearts Thursday of this past week would have been her 116th birthday. My grandmother, Opal E. Robertson, oldest of the four children of Jasper and Eula (Baird) Robertson, was born 21 August 1898, in Eagle Lake, Colorado … Continue reading

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Don’t wait… Hundreds of genealogists are gathering this weekend in Chevy Chase, Maryland, talking and learning about using genetics and DNA to help understand our family history. And that hurts. Because there’s a member if my family who would have … Continue reading

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Setting the boundaries There was no question just what the law was intended to do. Although initially settled by a combination of Protestants and Catholics under the control of a Catholic lord,1 the Province of Maryland was headed in a … Continue reading

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Walking in the footsteps It was almost exactly two years ago today that serendipity struck. A reader, Jim Poole, had written in to comment about a blog post, noting that he wished search engines paid more attention to famiy websites, … Continue reading

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Welcome to baby Beatrix! Pour me a drink, my head is spinning! I got to celebrate — a girl! Somebody weave a chain of daisies; You’ve got to decorate a pearl. Tie her a bow of scarlet ribbons. We’ve got … Continue reading

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What’s in a name, anyway? You can’t help but feel sorry for those in The Legal Genealogist‘s family who take up the reins a couple of generations from now. I’d hate to be there while they try to figure out … Continue reading

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Like grandfather, like grandson? The apple, it is said, doesn’t fall far from the tree. As a saying, it’s used to indicate that traits we see in the younger folks can often be traced back to the older folks of … Continue reading

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Immigrants’ child He was born, the record tells us, on the Fourth of July. He was a first generation American, this little boy, born to immigrant parents in the Windy City of Chicago.1 His father, Herman Franz Schreiner, was born … Continue reading

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One word in the census Over and over and over again, in that census record, the word appears in that “Profession, Occupation or Trade” column. It’s there by the name of 30-year-old Andrew Dean.1 By the name of 52-year-old Jacob … Continue reading

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